Chinese Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China.
Chinese New Year typically begins with the new moon that occurs between the end of January and the end of February, and it lasts about 15 days, until the full moon arrives with the Chinese New Year typically begins with the new moon that occurs between the end of January and the end of February, and it lasts about 15 days until the full moon arrives with the Festival of Lanterns.
Chinese New Year Animals
Each year in the Chinese calendar is represented by one of 12 zodiac animals included in the cycle of twelve stations or “signs” along the apparent path of the sun through the cosmos. The 12 zodiac animals are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
So 2022 is the year of Tiger. The tiger is known as the king of all beasts in China and the zodiac is associated with strength, exorcising evils, and bravery.
In the Spring Festival, all family members will get together, just like Christmas in the West. Its origin is ancient, but many believe the word Nian, which means “year”, was the name of a beast that preyed on people on the eve of a new year. During the Spring Festival, we can eat a lot of delicious food, and the food is different from some different places. For example. The northerners eat Jiao Zi, but southerners like to eat Nian Gao, which translates to “New Year Cake”. In Chinese, Nian Gao is a homonym for high. In addition， there are also have many customs, such as saul dust, lucky money, pictures, spring couplet, house and so on. Children love Spring Festival because they can receive red packets! And they can also light firecrackers. Lighting Firecrackers used to be one of the most important customs in the Spring Festival celebration. All in all, the Chinese New Year is a traditional festival in that China is rich with the most special features. It symbolizes the lunar calendar for the old year to end. The new year has already started.The people will take leave cold monotonous of winter, greet the organic full of life spring.